Gratefully, my mother gifted me with an inexpensive set of pressed watercolors at the age of 7 from the local 5 and dime and I’ve loved the medium ever since. My first paper was the inside of brown paper grocery bags. I hope my paintings show my gratitude for the beauty I see all around me. I wanted to also express my gratitude to my DAP family, who have guided me through medical, dental, behavioral health as well as provided a creative space for encouraging community and expression. 10% of the sales of my work will be donated back to DAP’s food bank.